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Fasting to feed the hungry feeds us too

Isaiah 58:4-9, NLT

 

“…you are fasting to please yourselves.

Even while you fast,
you keep oppressing your workers.


What good is fasting
when you keep on fighting and quarreling?
This kind of fasting
will never get you anywhere with me. (God). 

You humble yourselves
by going through the motions of penance,
bowing your heads
like reeds bending in the wind.
You dress in burlap
and cover yourselves with ashes.

Is this what you call fasting?
Do you really think this will please the Lord?

No, this is the kind of fasting I (God) wants:

Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
and remove the chains that bind people.

graphic compliments of Christine Miller at alittleperspective.com

 

 

 

 

Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

Remove the heavy yoke of oppression.
Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors!

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

Breaking Free-Day by Day

A Year of Walking in Liberty    by Beth Moore

 

Read what Beth said about fasting in this daily devotional book:

 

“Usually we think of fasting as avoiding food for the purpose of prayer. The emptiness of our stomachs reminds us to pray. Isaiah 58 speaks of a fasting God may honor most of all.

What is God proposing that we fast from?

What do we have to give up or fast from to reach out to the oppressed?

Whatever our answer, we know if we pour out our lives to satisfy the needs of the oppressed, God will be faithful to satisfy our needs.” 

 

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Philippians chapter 4: 11-19, New Living Translation 

Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 
I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 
 
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
 
Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.
I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
At the moment I have all I need—and more!
I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me.They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

 

 

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“We’ve all known people who claimed they’d be happy if only they were married, had children, had a big house, or had the right job. But most people who are banking on circumstantial contentment will find themselves in emotional bankruptcy sooner or later.

An unhappy person usually needs a change of heart more than a change of circumstances. “

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Breaking Free-Day by Day

A Year of Walking in Liberty    by Beth Moore

Breaking Free, a book by Beth Moore
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